Presentation on theme: "RMPS H Buddhism General Introduction"— Presentation transcript:
1RMPS H Buddhism General Introduction Human ConditionThe GoalsThe Means
2The Human Condition What does it mean to be human ? What is the human condition ?
3The Goals What are the goals during life ? What is the final aim of existence ?
4The Means How are the goals achieved ? What practices help to achieve the goals ?
5The Human Condition With your neighbour – discuss the following What do you think it means to be human ?What do you think is meant by the human condition ?
6The Human Condition We are born We live We die We are aware of all of this :Leads to questioning and an attempt to answer questions like :What is life for ? What is the purpose of life ? Why is there suffering ? Does life continue beyond death ? Ultimately all humans find a way to live with the view of their own mortalityJot down your thoughts on the above and then discuss
7The GoalsWhat is the purpose of life ? What is life for? Look again at how you answered these questions.What do you think your goals in life are ?Make a list and then discuss
8The MeansHaving decided what is important , can you think of particular things you can do to achieve any or all of your goals ?Make a’ To do ‘ list for at least one of your goals . You can do it for as many as you like .Be prepared to discuss this
9BuddhismIn this section of the course you are going to find out how Buddhism views the human condition . You are going to examine what it considers the goals of humans to be , both in the world and beyond the world and what the means to these goals are .